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Two-time Grammy winner Paul Overstreet is opening his new musical 'Sneaky Ole Time' in Santa Monica at Ruskin Group Theatre.

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“Sneaky Ole Time” Opens Aug. 1 At Ruskin Group Theatre

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

Two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Overstreet has chosen Santa Monica and the Ruskin Group Theatre as the location to premiere his new musical, “Sneaky Ole Time.” A BMI Songwriter of the Year (five years in a row), and Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Famer, Overstreet didn’t have much trouble catching Ruskin’s attention, but locking in a deal was a journey that took another few years.

Olympic gold medal Greek champion Ioaness Melissanidis makes his long-awaited American stage debut in “Sisyphus” July 28-29.

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Spoiler Alert: Icarus Was Sisyphus All Along

Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:16 am

Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology, angered the gods by cheating death. When he was caught, he was condemned to push a stone up a hill, only for it to roll back down and have him restart the process all over again. Imagine seeing that situation on stage. Imagine the screams of agony. Now, imagine that all of it and the events leading up to it is silent. That is exactly what one would see when they go to see the production of “Sisyphus” opening this Tuesday at Theatre 40 (241 S Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills).

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Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe Perform Saturday

Posted Jul. 23, 2015, 9:22 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe has announced its Summer 2015 Performance at 1 pm on Saturday, July 25.

Comedian Lang Parker hosts a free comedy show called West of the 405 at Ye Olde King’s Head once a month.

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Go West, Young Comedy Fans To Ye Olde King's Head

Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:14 am

Ye Olde King’s Head is one of few restaurants in Santa Monica where one can get a shepherd’s pie that isn’t a frozen one from Trader Joe’s. But it’s not just a British pub on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Second Street; it’s a place where one can laugh so hard that their pint may shoot through their nose.

Santa Monica Art Studios is situated under a historic airplane hangar with more than 22,000 square feet used as artist studios and exhibition spaces.

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Santa Monica Art Studios: A Gem In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:28 am

Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a variety of events, but it’s the artists that truly give it soul. Co-directors Yossi Govrin (an artist for more than 30 years) and Sherry Frumkin (owned a gallery for 20 years) truly understand the plight of an artist.

Casey Kramer as Ellen Mellman, Tom Bower as Matt Browne, and Michael Uribes as Freddie in Neil Koenigsberg 'Off The King's Road.'

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Neil Koenigsberg’s “Off The King’s Road” West Coast Premiere At Odyssey Theatre

Posted Jul. 11, 2015, 10:51 am

To do a riff on a recent credit card commercial that ends with the spokesperson saying: “What’s in your wallet?” - that tag line could be rewritten to “What’s in your suitcase?”

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Laura Korman Gallery with Mayor Kevin McKeown on June 25. Pictured from left: Brittney Seeliger, Nelly Carvajal, Chair Ambassador Art Lesmez, Deborah Korman, McKeown, Katherine Korman-Sooper, Harvey Sooper, Gallery Owner Laura Korman, Suzi Padi, Katherine Rohrbacher, Brandi Sjostrom, Magdalena Davis, Chair Ambassador David Woodbury, and Carl Hansen.

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Laura Korman Gallery Hosts Opening Exhibition: “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections”

Posted Jul. 10, 2015, 9:32 am

Laura Korman Gallery is currently featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Rohrbacher in the gallery’s opening exhibition called “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections.”

‘Come Here’ (acrylic on canvas; 2015) by Tom Krumpak, from 'Built and Placed' Exhibition, July 9-Sept. 10 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on July 9 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

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Opening Reception Today For "Built & Placed" Exhibit At SMC Emeritus College Gallery

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:29 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery will host an opening reception today for its Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition that will remain on display through Sept. 10.

Pennington Dance Group, choreographed by John Pennington.

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Bergamot Station To Feature Projections, Dancers, Musicians This Saturday

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:16 am

Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's installation "EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN" will be presented at Bergamot Station this Saturday, July 11 from 8 pm to 10:30 pm. large-scale, site-specific work incorporating projections, dancers, musicians and poets in a one-night only event at Bergamot Station

Morris Day  (left) and Dam-Funk (right) kick of the 2015 Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier this Thursday, July 9.

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Twilight Concert Series Returns To Santa Monica Pier Thursday For 10 Weeks

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 8:06 am

It’s that time of the year again – Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier returns this coming Thursday with Morris Day & the Time headlining the opening show.

Artist Greg Chadwick will exhibit 14 oil paintings at Upper West restaurant starting Sunday, July 12.

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Meet Artist Gregg Chadwick At Upper West Opening Reception July 12

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Delightful Santa Monica restaurant Upper West is counting down the days ‘til its next featured artist celebration next weekend when the art on its walls is changed for the next few months.

NYC street artists FLOrE (left) and Westgard will exhibit 20 of their works as part of an exhibition on Main Street starting next weekend.

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Santa Monica Welcomes Two NYC Street Artists For Special Exhibition Starting July 11

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

“We were driving down Main Street and saw this show going on,” said New York City street artist known as Westgard. “The gallery is very inviting, with a huge glass store front. Inside were bright, large-scale paintings and lots of people. So we parked and went in.”

Locals will have a chance to view an original 1911 Santa Monica Road Race car owned by Brian Blain on Friday, July 17.

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Relive The Santa Monica Road Races On Friday, July 17

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am

Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.

Mayor Kevin McKeown, Herb Alpert Foundation president Rona Sebastian, honoree Susan Hayden, honoree Jan Williamson, and Santa Monica Foundation chair George Minardos.

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Santa Monica Arts Foundation 2015 Arts Leadership Awardees Honored

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Concert Band will perform at 3 pm today, June 21 at The Broad Stage at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica.

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SMC Emeritus College Concert Band To Perform Today At The Broad Stage

Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:19 am

The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Late Spring concert at 3 p.m. today, June 21. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

Acclaimed Pop opera recording artist Nick Palance will be headlining the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit to benefit OPCC on June 28.

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Nick Palance To Headline OPCC Charity Benefit June 28 At Casa Del Mar

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:38 am

After years of singing at others’ events, crossover music star Nick Palance will be teaming up with the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) to put on his own benefit Sunday June 28, “Coming Home,” to raise money to help homeless people in Los Angeles.

Brett Ryback and Jeff Blumenkrantz as the original dynamic, sometimes competing for center stage duo, in 'Murder for Two.'

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

The Wonderful Whacky World Of “Murder for Two” On Stage At The Geffen

Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:57 am

Murder for Two is an Agatha Christie-style whodunit on speed. With an original fun book and entertaining music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, under the superb split-second timing and staging by director Scott Schwartz, fasten your seat belts for a non-stop 90 minutes of unabashed, high spirited, comic antics.

The Historic San Vicente District Coalition is a grassroots effort by Santa Monica residents to preserve the courtyard housing between Ocean Avenue and 7th by creating a historic district, garnering support for the district and educating owners and residents about the benefits and process of creating a historic district.

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Historic San Vicente District Coalition To Host Make Music Day June 21

Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 9:40 am

Historic San Vicente Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to preservation the iconic courtyard housing on San Vicente Boulevard by having it designated as a historic district, will host a free, four-hour concert of performers on Sunday, June 21, 3 pm to 7 pm at Inspiration Point in Palisades Park (Ocean Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard).

Novelist Charles Dubow.

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Emerging Novelist To Speak At Library Book Group Open House

Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:34 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow this Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Scott Horton’s mixed media “Let’s Go Punk!”

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Santa Monica Art Studios To Show Work Of Three Artists Beginning June 13

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:15 am

Three artists will come together to show their art works in a celebratory art opening on Saturday, June 13 at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Free Arts will host its Family Fun Day at The Victorian this Saturday, June 6.

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Free Arts Los Angeles To Host 'Fun Day' At The Victorian In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:40 am

Free Arts Los Angeles will host their 2015 annual fundraiser, Free Arts’ Fun Day, a day for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles to come together to enjoy music, engaging art activities, children's art galleries, a group Mandala project, silent auction, food (taco bar and Dylan’s Candy Bar), refreshments and more.

The 6th Annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier will be held this Saturday, June 6.

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Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival Returns Saturday To Santa Monica Pier

Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 9:03 am

Hundreds of the top stand up paddleboard racers in the world and thousands of spectators will gather at the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, June 6, for the 6th annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.

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Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop Presents "Comedy Tonight!" June 5-7

Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.

Sandra Mae Frank as Wendla and Austin McKenzie as Melchior, struggle with new sensations in their bodies.

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Deaf West Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” Electrifies The Senses

Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 3:24 pm

The lobby of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was filled with excitement as hearing-impaired friends greeted each other with hugs and kisses, signing their enthusiasm that almost translated itself for those of us who are not hearing impaired. This enthusiasm was only the beginning of what was an astounding evening of a rare, emotionally charged theatrical experience.

Topanga Canyon Gallery is an artist-owned and run collective that grew from the first Topanga Artists' Guild in the 1950s.

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Topanga Canyon 14th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour Returns This Weekend

Posted May. 29, 2015, 1:13 pm

Join intrepid art lovers on a unique self-guided odyssey through Topanga Canyon for the Artists’ Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31.

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